John Madden mug with different 70s mark for GALLERY (?)

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John Madden mug with different 70s mark for GALLERY (?)

Post  Jeremy Ashford on Wed 17 Aug - 13:54

Could this be John Madden from the 70s?


When I first saw the mark I thought it was the "Greatest American Hero" division mark from the mystery marks but on seeing that it wasn't I promptly forgot about it. Scrolling through my photos today I spotted a collection of John's marks from NZ Potters and it clicked.
The Ferret has provided the right hand mark, with the circle surrounding but this one has not appeared yet. See:
http://www.newzealandpottery.net/t7724-john-madden-pottery-and-marks-courtesy-of-the-ferret#30819

I have been a bit confused about John and mugs because when Joss returned from seeing him at Karekare early last year he said "no mugs, just tea bowls" which I then interpreted as meaning that John had not made mugs but on consideration it could also have meant that John had no mugs left for me. I have since seen mugs advertised on tm as John Madden.

75mm H, tenmoku on stoneware, marked on base

I have yet to visit John at home so my only awareness of his work comes from what I see on the net.

I can believe that the date is correct, and although small this mug is bold in shape befitting my knowledge of John's work.

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Post  Ev on Wed 17 Aug - 14:36

I'm not familiar with John's work Jeremy and would like someone else to confirm this mark, because to me the stamp is on it's side, which is rather unusual.
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Post  Jeremy Ashford on Wed 17 Aug - 14:43

I agree, the mark is sideways.

I only ever see John incidentally but will try to contact him.
It may be some time.
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